An Apple-Hacking Teen, SIM-Swap Indictments, and More Security News This Week

Location data scandals, a Zcash bug, and more of the week’s top security...

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Anarchism: A Look at the Different Schools of Anarchic Thought
Feb10

Anarchism: A Look at the Different Schools of Anarchic Thought

In mainstream culture, anarchy is often a dirty word, deployed as a pejorative to describe failed states or an insult by conservative news anchors to describe what could happen if a semi-radical government took charge. The reality is very different. Anarchy runs much deeper and actually goes hand in hand with bitcoin and the quest for a decentralized financial system.  Also Read: Bitcoin was Built to Incite Peaceful...

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3 Technical Proposals for Increasing Bitcoin’s Privacy
Feb10

3 Technical Proposals for Increasing Bitcoin’s Privacy

Privacy is a constant battle between those who wish to increase it and those who would strip it away. Never is this war more apparent than in Bitcoin, where factions with opposing ideals find themselves at loggerheads. On the one side are the blockchain surveillance companies that work hand-in-glove with the three-letter agencies, regulators, and governments. And on the other side are the cryptographers and developers seeking to...

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Brazilian Crypto Exchange Wins Legal Battle Over Closed Bank Account
Feb10

Brazilian Crypto Exchange Wins Legal Battle Over Closed Bank Account

A court in Rio de Janeiro has ruled in favor of Brazilian crypto exchange Mercado Bitcoin in a case over the closure of one of its checking accounts. The judicial instance turned down an appeal filed by Banco Sicoob against a decision by the district court in Barra da Tijuca which granted the exchange the right to keep its account open.   Also read: Coinsquare Lays off 40 Employees in a Troublesome Month for Crypto Exchanges...

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Union Bank of the Philippines Launching Cryptocurrency ATM
Feb10

Union Bank of the Philippines Launching Cryptocurrency ATM

One of the largest banks in the Philippines is reportedly launching a two-way cryptocurrency ATM that is in compliance with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ specifications. In the Philippines, the central bank regulates cryptocurrencies “when used for delivery of financial services, particularly, for payments and remittances.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive...

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